Unlike its intimate cousin, sexting
, 'fexting' refers to the act of fighting over text
. And whether it’s with your partner, parents, friends or flings, we’ve all done it. But though our reasoning may not be as high-stakes as that of Dr. Biden’s, conversations around the concept of fight-texting have ignited some discourse around how healthy it really is. And, well, there are pros and cons. Is fexting a modern way to handle conflict that enables all parties to sit with their thoughts, or are we really just devolving, losing the ability to resolve conflict because ghosting and blocking
are easier than confrontation?